The Only Surviving Copy

by Guitar Mal

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The only surviving copy of this rare collection of obscure self-penned love songs by this unknown artist. The collection includes alternative versions of two of the songs including the full 12 minutes of the original version of Le Vent, complete with all the glorious sax and trumpet accompaniments and solos.

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released February 1, 2013

All songs written, performed, arranged and recorded by Guitar Mal

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Guitar Mal Cheshire, UK

Passionate singer-songwriter with acclaimed songs, idiosyncratic guitar style and great voice with a gravelly 'edge'. Relatively unknown in his home county of Cheshire UK , he has a growing following world-wide. He admires poets and musicians such as Peter Farrie, Aurélie Ramel, Liloo Zillac, Peter Hammill and Brian Patten. ... more

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Track Name: A Second Dream
A Second Dream
Lyrics © Guitar Mal

When I saw your face, I knew that I, was living out...
a second dream, a second dream
And I knew that I, would always be, living out a fantasy,
a second dream, a second dream
And even if I find a way into your soul
yes even if I find a way.....
Well you know that I, will always be,
living out a fantasy, a second dream, a second dream

When I saw your face, I knew that I, could never die, until the day I realised, that second dream
Well you came to me, and in your eyes, I saw a look I recognised, a special dream
And even if I find a way to you
will I even if I make it through?
Well I know that I, could never be, part of your reality,
that special dream, that special dream

Well you know that we're, all living in,
these years of de-cadence and sin, a second scene
But you know my thoughts, are pure for you, there's nothing I, just wouldn't do, my special queen
But even if I had a second chance with you
could I even see it through?
Well you know that I, will always be, here if you,
should ever be my special queen, my special queen

Maybe I could have a second life with you
and we could really see it through?
Cos you know that I, will always be, here for you,
to make it real, that second dream...
of you... of me... of you... of me... of you
Track Name: They Say This Song Is Living On A Long Time
They say this song is living on a long time
Copyright Guitar Mal 2007.
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I cannot tell what you have written
I cannot read between the lines
I guess you're saying that you love me
Just like you have a thousand times

They say this song is living on a long time
They say this song is living on so long

I've always been the same beside you
I've never known just how you felt
I could not get inside your feelings
Is there a way to make you melt?

They say this song is living on a long time
They say this song is living on so long

I could not touch your skin so gently
So gently that you you'd want to cry
I never found the magic feeling
That brought a tear to your eye

They say this song is living on a long time
They say this song just can't go, can't go on

So now it's time for me to listen
For me to open wide my eyes
To get behind just what you're saying
And try to see it through your eyes

They say this song is living on a long time
They say this song is living on so long

I cannot tell you what I've written
I cannot read you out my lines
I guess I'm saying that I love you
But is this just one final time?

They say this song is living on a long time
They say this song just can't go, can't go on
Track Name: Don't Tell Me
DON'T TELL ME
Copyright 2009 Guitar Mal
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don't tell me about a thing
not just anything
don't tell me about your life
I can't take it

tell me 'bout the good times
times when we laughed and cried
just tell me about our love
yes tell me it's good

remember when we told each other
the truth and secrets of total lovers
nothing hidden nothing to hide
living deeply each others lives

remember when we came and went
so young so innocent
two people living a dream
now it all seems so unreal

don't tell me your secrets
don't tell me all your lies
don't tell me about last night
I can't take it, I can't take it at all

don't tell me that you're moving out
that you're going to be moving house
some more distance, some more disguise
that I'm evil in your eyes

don't tell me that you're getting rid
of all the things that we ever did
going off in another guise
moving in with some other guys

don't tell me you're leaving me
don't tell me I can't see
don't tell me you're moving on
I can't take it...

you can't take it all from me
Track Name: Le Vent (Radio Edit II)
Le Vent (The Wind) © 2009 Guitar Mal
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le son du vent qui souffle dans les arbres
me fait penser à toi et moi
quand on se promenait ensemble
ce jour en mai...
tu etais dans mes bras...
mais tu n'es plus là
partie! tu as volé toute ma vie
je n'ai rien compris
quand tu m'as dit adieu
enfin c'est bien fini

*(see bottom of page for translation)

so now I find myself alone amongst those very trees
that once we called our own, that breathed with us
those special days when we made love
so deep within their shade but now it's gone
can I feel the way I do without a hope of loving you
one more time, even if love is so blind?

my love for you never shatters in the dust you left behind
and even though it chokes me now
it's going to settle down one day and you'll be
rising from the dust to smile upon
what I hope, what I dream about you now
you'll never leave
these thoughts I have of you are all,
all that I can believe

the smoking flames of love
that wrapped around our every dream
and though the fire's gone out and through it all the cold,
it seems too much to bear, for you are out my life
you're rolling in the ash that's all that's left
kill it! killing my life for more, my love
I settle down, killing the thoughts I had that we,
we'd stay forever round

and now, these final thoughts I have of you
are all that's left to keep my memories precious so that I can
live a little dream one day
when I look back on all the times we had
and I'll be glad that I knew you then, I'm sure
I couldn't leave, wouldn't miss it even though
it hurt me evermore

but what of you, what has become
of all the thoughts you felt for me?
you fell in love again it's true but can I
really be completely gone
from all your prayers and thoughts that you don't call?
you never call me up these days, and it's hard, your soul has gone
don't want to hate you but it's hard, trying to just move on

all of these thoughts
it's not easy for a guy like me who's been
so very hurt that they can't live another day inside a world
that doesn't have their lover
ever in their mind; to know they're gone
killing, killing me every day,
the thought of you not there
killing my every dream and hope,
hope that you'd ever care

le son du vent qui souffle dans les arbres
me fait penser à toi et moi
quand on se promenait ensemble
ce jour en mai...
tu etais dans mes bras...
mais tu n'es plus là
partie! tu as volé toute ma vie
je n'ai rien compris
quand tu m'as dit adieu
enfin c'est bien fini

____________________

translation of first verse:
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the sound of the wind blowing through the trees
makes me think of you and me
when we walked together
that day in May...
you were in my arms...
but you're not there!
gone! you've stolen away my life
I didn't understand
when you told me
there! it's over!
Track Name: Me About You
Me About You
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If you tell me that you love me, do I believe you?
And if I tell you that I love you, do you believe that too?
In the morning if you hear me singing a love song
Do you really believe it's me about you?

With all that's happened now between us
It's getting hard to know the truth
With all we say
The words just end up in the way and
Reason flies out through the roof

If you go out to night, do I still miss you?
And if I go out alone, do you still miss me too?
In the evening if I come home singing a love song
Do you really believe it's me about you?

Yet in the morning we'll be happy
But it's getting hard to know the truth
With all we say
The words just end up in the way and
We can't ask to see the proof

If you tell me you are leaving, do I believe you?
Do I stand up and fight, or does my heart go with you too?
If you walk out on me, do we still have our memories
Of you about me, and me about you?

With all that's happened now between us
I just don't know what to do
If you should stay
We'll end up fighting day by day but
Maybe we can see it through...

It's all about me, it's all about you
You about me and me about you
It's all about me, it's all about you
You about me and me about you
You about me and me about you
Track Name: Le Vent (Full Version)
Le Vent (The Wind) © 2009 Guitar Mal
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le son du vent qui souffle dans les arbres
me fait penser à toi et moi
quand on se promenait ensemble
ce jour en mai...
tu etais dans mes bras...
mais tu n'es plus là
partie! tu as volé toute ma vie
je n'ai rien compris
quand tu m'as dit adieu
enfin c'est bien fini

*(see bottom of page for translation)

so now I find myself alone amongst those very trees
that once we called our own, that breathed with us
those special days when we made love
so deep within their shade but now it's gone
can I feel the way I do without a hope of loving you
one more time, even if love is so blind?

my love for you never shatters in the dust you left behind
and even though it chokes me now
it's going to settle down one day and you'll be
rising from the dust to smile upon
what I hope, what I dream about you now
you'll never leave
these thoughts I have of you are all,
all that I can believe

the smoking flames of love
that wrapped around our every dream
and though the fire's gone out and through it all the cold,
it seems too much to bear, for you are out my life
you're rolling in the ash that's all that's left
kill it! killing my life for more, my love
I settle down, killing the thoughts I had that we,
we'd stay forever round

and now, these final thoughts I have of you
are all that's left to keep my memories precious so that I can
live a little dream one day
when I look back on all the times we had
and I'll be glad that I knew you then, I'm sure
I couldn't leave, wouldn't miss it even though
it hurt me evermore

but what of you, what has become
of all the thoughts you felt for me?
you fell in love again it's true but can I
really be completely gone
from all your prayers and thoughts that you don't call?
you never call me up these days, and it's hard, your soul has gone
don't want to hate you but it's hard, trying to just move on

all of these thoughts
it's not easy for a guy like me who's been
so very hurt that they can't live another day inside a world
that doesn't have their lover
ever in their mind; to know they're gone
killing, killing me every day,
the thought of you not there
killing my every dream and hope,
hope that you'd ever care

le son du vent qui souffle dans les arbres
me fait penser à toi et moi
quand on se promenait ensemble
ce jour en mai...
tu etais dans mes bras...
mais tu n'es plus là
partie! tu as volé toute ma vie
je n'ai rien compris
quand tu m'as dit adieu
enfin c'est bien fini

____________________

translation of first verse:
____________________

the sound of the wind blowing through the trees
makes me think of you and me
when we walked together
that day in May...
you were in my arms...
but you're no longer there
gone! you've stolen my life
I didn't understand a thing
when you told me
finally, it's over!